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India planning to procure two more AWACS for IAF: Govt

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India is working on the indigenous AWACS programme to develop 'eyes in the sky' using Brazil's EMB145 aircraft (in picture) as the platform for the radar. An Embraer photo

NEW DELHI (PTI): India is planning to procure two more Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) for the Indian Air Force, Lok Sabha has been informed.

"Three AWACS are already operationalised in the IAF and there is a proposal for procurement of two additional AWACS," Defence Minister A K Antony said in a written reply on Monday.

He said the long-term integrated perspective plan seeks to have a mix of large AWACS aircraft and small Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft.

DRDO is also working towards developing indigenous AEW&C system on the Embraer aircraft and it is expected to be completed within 84 months.


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